Author: Antoine Amarilli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 02:03:19 +0200
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+ MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+ GNU General Public License for more details.
+ You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
+ If the program does terminal interaction, make it output a short
+notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:
+ <program> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>
+ This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
+ This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
+ under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
+The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
+parts of the General Public License. Of course, your program's commands
+might be different; for a GUI interface, you would use an "about box".
+ You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or school,
+if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary.
+For more information on this, and how to apply and follow the GNU GPL, see
+ The GNU General Public License does not permit incorporating your program
+into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you
+may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with
+the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
+Public License instead of this License. But first, please read
diff --git a/README b/README
@@ -1,22 +1,41 @@
+irctk -- an IRC toolkit
+Copyright (C) 2010-2012 by Antoine Amarilli
WARNING: this code is NOT stable yet.
-irctk is a general-purpose IRC wrapper. It connects to an IRC server specified
-as [NICK@]SERVER[:PORT] as a CLI argument, posts what it receives from stdin and
-displays what is said to stdout.
+== 0. License ==
+This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
+the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
+Foundation, version 3.
+This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
+WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
+PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
+this program (see file "COPYING"). If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
-To compile, you need libircclient 1.6 <http://www.ulduzsoft.com/libircclient/>.
+== 1. Features ==
-Warning, the code has not been thoroughly audited. SSL support does not really
-work, and any certificates will be accepted.
+irctk is a general-purpose IRC wrapper. It connects to an IRC server specified
+on the command line, joins channels specified on the command line, posts what it
+receives from stdin and displays what is said to stdout. This makes it possible
+to write simple IRC bots and scripts very quickly, either in the shell or in
+your favourite programming language.
irctk is not related to IrcTK by Max Countryman
+== 2. Setup ==
-TODO these examples aren't secure
-TODO use -m -c -n
+irctk is written using libircclient, you will need it to compile and run the
+program. Install libircclient-dev (on Ubuntu and Debian systems), or get it from
+<https://sourceforge.net/projects/libircclient/> and install it manually. (Hint:
+the first option is recommended, because libircclient's build system has no
+support for make install, so things are less pleasant than they could be.)
-Examples: (we assume that fifo is a fifo, ie. run mkfifo fifo)
+== 3. Examples ==
$ irctk email@example.com #chan1 #chan2 > irc.log
@@ -26,24 +45,19 @@ the form "[#chan1] <nick> message".
$ irctk firstname.lastname@example.org #chan1 #chan2 | while read line; do
CHAN=$(echo "$line" | cut -d ']' -f 1 | cut -d '[' -f 2)
MSG=$(echo "$line" | cut -d ' ' -f 2-)
- echo "`date +%s` $MSG" >> $CHAN.log
+ echo "`date +%s` $MSG" >> "$CHAN.log"
Same, but write in one file per chan, and add timestamps.
- $ cat suicide_note.txt | irctk email@example.com #chat
-Prepare your suicide note in a text file, and post it all at once before
- $ while read line; do cowsay $line; done | irctk firstname.lastname@example.org #flood
+ $ cat message.txt | irctk email@example.com #chat
-Talk like a cow.
+Send the contents of a file to a channel.
- $ cat suicide_note.txt | while read line; do cowsay $line; done \
+ $ cat message.txt | while read line; do cowsay "$line"; done \
| irctk firstname.lastname@example.org #chat
+Send the contents of a file to a channel, where each line is said by a cow.
$ rsstail -u 'http://feeds2.feedburner.com/fmylife' -NdzH -n 1 -i 300 \
| grep --line-buffered '^ Today' \
@@ -51,6 +65,10 @@ See above.
Post FMLs on irc.
+ $ mkfifo fifo
+This creates a named FIFO which you will need for the next examples.
$ cat fifo | ./irctk email@example.com '#chat' \
| cut -d '>' -f 2- \
| grep --line-buffered 'ping' \
@@ -65,13 +83,13 @@ his nick contains "ping").
| while read line; do echo "pong"; echo; done \
| tee fifo
-Same, but address the message specifically to the person. The empty
-"echo" indicates the end of our answer to the person.
-TODO Explain the "echo".
+Same, but address the message specifically to the person. The empty "echo"
+indicates the end of our answer to the person. (This is important so that irctk
+can keep track of the person you are answering.)
$ cat fifo | irctk -Ffr firstname.lastname@example.org '#chat' \
| while read line; do
- Q=$(echo "$line" | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z_()');
+ Q=$(echo "$line" | tr ' ' '_' | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z_()');
dig +short txt $Q.wp.dg.cx; echo;
done | tee fifo
@@ -104,8 +122,8 @@ is said to him on #chan2 on server2.com, and vice-versa.
Send your syslog messages to a channel.
-./irctk -pPo nick@localhost '#test' | cat > fifo
-cat fifo | while read line; do echo "`date +%R` $line"; done
+== 4. Caveats ==
-TODO poor man's irc client with screen
+irctk has not been audited thoroughly for bugs or security vulnerabilities. Be
+cautious if you intend to connect it to an IRC server with untrusted users.